Check out any discussions about “gentleman’s knives” and you’ll quickly discern there’s no single consensus as to what the term really means. Simply put, it can mean any of a hundred (or a thousand) things. The Kershaw Showtime is the outfit’s version of that traditional EDC blade.
Designed by Todd Rexford, it’s billed as a “non-traditional gentleman’s” version of a knife that’s equal parts dapper and utilitarian. It’s small enough to carry everywhere and attractive enough to be part of your ensemble, whether you’re dressed up for a gala, suited up for the office, or decked in technical threads for a day out in the water.
The Kershaw Showtime sports a three-inch blade – just the right size for a folder, making it perfectly functional for practical uses while nesting discreetly in your pocket. Styled to project elegant simplicity, the blade comes in a two tone finish that consists of black oxide on the grinds and stain-polish along the flats, with the handle coming in the same black oxide coat for a unified appearance. It comes in a clean and streamlined silhouette, with no thumb studs to interrupt the lines and a contoured handle enabling a solid grip.
Construction is 8Cr13MoV stainless steel for the blade, with the handle cut in similarly solid steel. Features include a decorative hex pivot in a satin polish finish, a frame lock for closing securely, Speedsafe-assisted opening that lets you deploy the blade with a simple push, and a reversible pocket clip to accommodate both left- and right-handed users.
Available now, the Kershaw Showtime is priced at $47.99.